In the latest round of the NYL the Melbourne Victory regained top spot in the NYL as the Central Coast fell to the Jets and the Melbourne Heart continued their fine recent form.
The round kicked-off on Saturday as Adelaide United thumped Perth Glory 6-2 at Burton Park.
The Glory took an early lead as Ndumba Makeche tapped in after a goal mouth scramble.
But Perth didn’t hold their lead for long as Awer Mabil simply finished from Liam Wooding’s cutback, before Perth were reduced to ten after a deliberate handball on the goal line enabled Sergio van Dijk to slot from the spot.
On 35 minutes Wooding emphatically finished from the edge of the area from an Antony Golec cutback, before Jacob Melling converted from the spot after Daniel Bowles was tripped in the box.
Just after the break van Dijk was found at the back post before the Dutchman blasted the fifth.
Makeche completed his brace with twenty minutes left as the pacey striker round Reds ‘keeper John Hall before slotting into the bottom corner.
The scoring wasn’t over, however, as Thomas Briscoe capped off the Victory for Adelaide with the sixth.
Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers competed the first Sydney Youth Derby on Saturday evening where Sydney were victorious 3-0.
Daniel Petkovski got the scoring under way on 15 minutes sweeping home after the Wanderers failed to clear
Less than ten minutes later Alec Urosevski doubled the visitors’ advantage beating a couple defenders before scoring with a lovely finish.
Urosevski then put Western Sydney to bed with his second heading in at the back post from great build up play by Nikola Taneski.
The Newcastle Jets defeated local rivals and the table topping Central Coast Mariners 4-3 in a thrilling encounter at Hunter Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Jets got off to a great start with Chris Grossman firing in from a rebound just after nine minutes, before Andrew Hoole weaved his way into the box and sneaked an effort into the bottom corner.
Just after the half-hour Kale Bradbery fired in the third for the hosts from an acute angle, but the Mariners responded four minutes later with their first as Patrick Dixon rounded Jet’s keeper Aleks Vrteski before finishing.
The scoring in the first-half wasn’t over, though, as Bradbery neatly finished his second five minutes before the break.
Central Coast started the second-half brightly and were rewarded with Michael Neill making it 4-2 from the edge of the box, before Tomislav Cirjak superbly curled a late free-kick into the net.
The Melbourne Victory eased past the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) 4-0 at SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.
The Victory raced to a three goal lead just after 21 minutes as Chris Cristaldo nicely finished, before Connor Pain scored twice inside two minutes poking home a low cross, before wonderfully beating three defenders and slotting past AIS ‘keeper Andre Jannese.
Overage midfielder Spase Dilevski then thumped a Cristaldo back-heel early in the second-half, before Luke O’Dea added the fifth with the last kick of the game converting Dylan Murnane’s nice cross from the left.
The Melbourne Heart edged the Brisbane Roar 3-2 at Goodwin Park on Sunday partly thanks to a Joshua Groenewald brace.
Irish defender Steven Gray opened the scoring with an emphatic header on just 13 minutes, before Groenewald tapped home his first of the afternoon.
On 26 minutes Groenewald completed his brace as the Heart Skipper punished a poor Roar defensive pass and fired past Roar ‘keeper Fraser Chalmers.
Brisbane came out after the break as a much better side with Nick Fitzgerald grabbing one back finishing off a nice slick team move.
In stoppage-time Anthony Proia brilliantly made the score line 3-2 with a free-kick from the edge of the area.